How better to return to my blog that to celebrate the publication of Truly Madly Deeply, a collection of short stories by members of the Romantic Novelists Association that’s published TODAY, February 21st. In there you’ll find stories from Elizabeth Buchan, Adele Parks, Katie Fforde, Judy Astley, Kate Harrison and many more, including yours truly.
I have pleasant memories of writing my story in the shade of a terrace in Formentera (little island near Ibiza). I sat at a small table with my laptop as the sun beat down, with a pool just a step away. If I listened hard, I could hear the sea in the distance and the odd shout as someone bicycled down to the beach.
Third Act was inspired by recently having seen a friend’s talented daughter playing Sybil in Coward’s Private Lives at the Sheringham theatre. Thinking about it, the image of a mother driving up the M11 at its most hellish in order to see her daughter’s first night in said play started knocking on my brain. Hot on the heels of that came the complications in her private life and her own memories of being in the same play at uni. I remembered a brush I’d had with an aspiring actor (now rather successful)at university myself and so, with that as a starting point, the story began to unfold and the twists in the tale began to take shape. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it – as well as all the other terrific stories in the collection.
The print edition of Truly, Madly, Deeply has 24 new stories in it. The eBook edition has 11 more new stories in it.
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